Big Idea: The United States Enter WWI - Although the United States tried to remain neutral, events soon pushed the nation into World War I
Objective: To better understand the reasons why America finally joins World War One along with the conditions of trench warfare students will engage in a teacher led PowerPoint simulation lecture. Each student's experience is different based on the fate options they choose throughout the simulation.
The simulation begins with students taking on the role of a bell hop at the famous Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside, CA and ends with the armistice of 11/11.
STUDENTS LOVE THESE SIMULATIONS!
1. 96 slides- Highly visual PowerPoint simulation
2. Cornell guided fill-in notes
3. Simulation handout
4. Soldier Postcard extension activity
5. Checking for understanding questions
Key Terms addressed:
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; American Neutrality; Woodrow Wilson; Business links; Propaganda; Allies; Central Powers; unrestricted submarine warfare; Lusitania; Zimmerman Telegraph; doughboys; trench life; WWI weapons; shell shock; Historic Mission Inn Hotel; Riverside; WWI,